Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (Bourbon Barrel)

Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (Bourbon Barrel)

Rated 3.560 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  American Barleywine

10.7% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 31961 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank2327
Overall Percentile95.1
Style Rank71 of 423
Style Percentile83.2
Lowest Score4.2
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.400
Weighted Score3.560
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Loved the barrel influences in the brew. Nice wood and vanilla and a hint of pepper. The base was unfortunately a little past it's prime (2006) or this would have went from great to epic. 11/12 had a bottle, 2010 bourbon - lighter than expected barrel influence ended up being near perfect, letting the original beer and the barrels shine. In 2012, 2006 = 4.3, 2010 = 4.7. Aaaaaaaand the 2014 version is COMPLETELY different than the other bottled release. Like night and day. While I loved the 2010 for being light on the barrel and showing the base more, I love the silkiness and the decadent overbarreling of the 2014 version, called Guardian's Slumber. If I had to pick one verision, Guardian's Slumber would be it. 4.6+.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Tasted on tap at Stone Bistro during the 08 RBSG. This Barley wine pours a deep amber color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is bourbon, malt, oak and sweet. A full bodied barley wine. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. Laced with nice touches of vanilla and oak. It’s added some sweetness and a whole lot of bourbon flavors in the barrel. Very smooth tasting. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet with some wood and alcohol.

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